18 posts tagged "Calvin Klein"
It all started last month in Hollywood. Jessica Biel was spotted with freshly cut forehead fringe, thus beginning an impressive run for the brow-grazing style that flits in and out of fashion. Reese Witherspoon made a break for bangs shortly after, followed promptly by Rachel McAdams and Liv Tyler. All signs seemed to point to the fact that the look was about to make its latest comeback, a heralded return that has been solidified on the Fall runways. “Fringes are fun,” hairstylist Paul Hanlon said backstage at Marni this morning (more on that in a bit), where he was custom-cutting heavy, Penelope Tree-inspired hair pieces for Consuelo Castiglioni’s collection after experimenting with a looser, whispy incarnation at Iceberg earlier this weekend. “It gives you a little character,” he said of the face-framing accessory—or turns you into one, as Guido Palau proved with the four models he dyed black and gave “stand-out” 1920s-era flapper bobs replete with Rooney Mara-like bangs that barely passed the hairline at Calvin Klein. What does it all mean? If you have the bone structure to carry it, there’s no better time than the present to make the cut. And if you don’t, well, there’s always the less permanent option of trial and error with clip-ons. “They’re great,” Palau says of the fake fringes he keeps in his kit for those moments that require them, like, say, backstage at Versace. Heed his advice, though: “Give them a natural texture,” rather than an über-smooth blow-out, so they blend with the rest of your hair.
It’s official: Fall 2011′s brow wars are back on. Last season’s bleaching ceasefire came to an end backstage at Calvin Klein, where Pat McGrath blocked out arches and then brushed them back on “tonally,” so they matched models’ individual complexions. But the heavy artillary really commenced at Gucci on Wednesday. “It’s slightly ethereal,” McGrath said of the full-forehead effect that kept the dark, crimson lips Frida Giannini requested from the makeup artist from becoming too much of a period piece. McGrath continued the same attack plan backstage at Prada last night. “I keep telling the girls, ‘Don’t color your brows back.’ It’s better to just keep them then to have to bleach them three times in one day.” Tom Pecheux agrees on that point, but he’s not happy about it. “I’m not dyeing them back,” he said at Moschino this morning (more on that in a bit), “because I know [they will be bleached] again.” (As if on cue, McGrath broke out the hair lightener for the third time in two days this evening at Versace.) As an alternative, Pecheux has resolved to “paint” brows back on, so the girls at his shows “look normal.” “It’s a challenge to do, but the eyebrows suffer from it and so does the skin,” he pointed out of the constant bleaching and redyeing process before declaring, “I like women with eyebrows.” He may have to get used to them being gone, though; McGrath is on a bit of a peroxide tear that looks like it will continue well into the Paris shows. Stay tuned.
Between her glossy chestnut locks and insane, golden complexion, Rosario Dawson has always been an exciting red-carpet sighting for us (she credits “good genes” for her sublime skin, as she told us when we bumped into her in Cannes back in May). It is precisely for this reason that we were able to pick her and her shiny strands out of the crowd at the reopening of Uniqlo’s London flagship earlier this week—and then again after some crafty shape-shifting last night. Dawson turned up to Calvin Klein’s dinner to celebrate the new home of London’s Design Museum with a fresh set of choppy, barely brow-grazing bangs. It’s certainly a different look for the actress, but one that we’re ready to stand behind. You too?
Summer is not usually a time for new fragrance discovery. It’s just too damn hot, to be frank. But now that breezy days are becoming a more regular occurrence, we feel ready to start thinking about our Fall fragrance repertoire, and it looks to be particularly fashionable this season. Designers from all of the style capitals are releasing new signature scents and with fashion week right around the corner, we thought we’d devote a round of sniff tests to rag trade regulars dabbling in the olfactory arts.
Fan di Fendi
To relaunch its fragrance house, Fendi looked internally for inspiration, plucking the Forever buckle from its iconic Baguette bag to grace its new bottle. The fragrance itself is as rich as it looks; created by perfumer François Demachy it has a lavish blend of Calabrian tangerine, yellow jasmine, Damascena rose, and Indonesian patchouli that is noticeably long-lasting.
$76, available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, NYC; (212) 753-4000.
cK Forbidden Euphoria
Billed as a younger, sexier version of the first Euphoria scent, it’s not just the notes that have changed with this fruity floral: There’s also a new face. Blue-eyed beauty Natalia Vodianova has been replaced by Brooke Shields lookalike Barbara Palvin. She continues the cK tradition of titillating ads; the sexual innuendo in this one is explicit, as per usual. On the skin, the perfume’s bright mix of mandarin, peach blossom, pink peony, and cashmere woods retains the sophistication of its predecessor with a new spicy richness.
More news about Anna Dello Russo’s forthcoming fragrance. The shoe-shaped flacon will double as a Christmas ornament, smell of “vanilla cream,” and be sold exclusively online at www.yoox.com when it officially launches next month. Also on Dello Russo’s to-do list? Make a record. “Everyone expects me to do a clothes line. It’s too obvious. I want to do the opposite.” [WWD]
While she’s not making her own fragrance, supermodel Christy Turlington Burns will front one for Avon beginning next year. [WWD]
Diane Kruger, who stars in the campaign for Calvin Klein’s latest eau, Beauty, is apparently a product junkie. “I own a huge amount of makeup,” the Inglourious Basterds star has confessed. On her go-to list of products are Cetaphil cleanser, L’Oréal Triple Active Day Cream, CoverGirl concealer, and Kiehl’s toner. She’s thrifty, too, it would seem. [StyleList]
The short-hair-for-middle-aged-women mandate is archaic. [NYT]
Just ask Julia Roberts. The Eat, Pray, Love actress turn 43 this month and appears to have no intentions of cutting her long locks any time. She’s equally uninterested in issuing a statement about her secret antiaging solutions. “It’s 97 percent genetics,” she recently quipped, “and three percent just get your ass moving.” [ShowBizSpy]